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Bill Laurance

Bill Laurance is a London-based, GRAMMY® award-winning pianist, composer and arranger, whose rise to fame with the world-renowned outfit Snarky Puppy has paved the way for a flourishing solo career. Laurance released his debut solo album, Flint, in 2014, followed shortly thereafter by Swift — both albums soaring up the jazz charts and receiving praise for their deft musicianship and emotive writing and arrangement. 2016 saw the release of his third solo effort, Aftersun — a rhythmic and funk-infused album featuring percussionist Weedie Braimah, followed by Laurance's first live album, captured at London's Union Chapel. In 2019, Laurance released his fifth album, Cables, coinciding with the launch of his own record label, Flint Music


Live at Ronnie Scott's

Label: Flint Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Chia; Swag Times; The Pines; The Good Things; Golden Hour; Red Sand; Madeleine; Never-Ending City; The Real One


Article: Live Review

Montreux Jazz Artists Autumn of Music

Read "Montreux Jazz Artists Autumn of Music" reviewed by Martin McFie

The Montreux Palace Autumn of Music Montreux Switzerland 12-17 October 2020 The obvious, burning question for Montreux Jazz Festival press officer Marc Zendrini, concerned plans for the Festival in 2021. He replied “We have safe possibilities for outside performance next summer, all along the lakefront. But for which artists, on what ...


Article: Live Review

2020 Fano Jazz by the Sea

Read "2020 Fano Jazz by the Sea" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Fano Jazz By The Sea Rocca Malatestiana Fano, Italy July 24-31, 2020 In the first half of 2020, the Italian jazz scene was heavily affected by the Covid-19 pandemic that so tragically hit the country. Winter and spring festivals in Bergamo, Torino, Novara, Bolzano, Vicenza, and other cities, had to ...



Label: GroundUP Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: Chonks; Bigly Strictness; Coven; Bling Bling; Xavi; While We're Young; Bad Kids to the Back; Even Us.


Live at the Philharmonie Cologne

Label: Jazzline Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: The Good Things #1, Denmark Hill #2, Ready Wednesday #3, Swag Times #4, Money in the Desert #5, Golden Hour #6, The Rush #7, Swift #8, Red Sand #9


Live at Union Chapel

Label: GroundUP/Verve
Released: 2019
Track listing: The Rush #1, Never-Ending City #2, The Good Things #3, December in New York #4, Red Sand #5, The Real One #6, Swift #7, Gold Coast #8, Swag Times #9, Fjords #10, Ready Wednesday #11



Label: Flint Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: The Keeper #1, HAL #2, Singularity #3, Ebb Tide #4, Cables #5, End of Scarcity #6, Constance #7, Cassini #8



Label: GroundUP Music
Released: 2016
Track listing: Soti #1, The Pines #2, Time to Run #3, Madeleine #4, Bullet #5, Aftersun #6, First Light #7, Golden Hour #8, A Blaze #9


Article: Album Review

Le Boeuf Brothers + JACK Quartet: Imaginist

Read "Imaginist" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

If one were to reference the Le Boeuf Brothers previous recordings for what to expect from their latest effort with the JACK Quartet, Imaginist, they might indeed find a pattern of fine musicianship and compositional ability that would not mislead. But clear evidence would also be shown of the Le Boeuf's tendencies toward eclecticism and unpredictability. ...


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